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Old 03-03-2018, 03:52 PM   #71 (permalink)
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New mirrors, went tow style, got the ones with the better reviews on Amazon; ECCPP Brand.

Also had to replace driver side door handle (almost thought about Kodiak handles), drivers side-already replaced once, but the lock cylinder wouldn't lock in place, plus it was really loose in the bore; had a good fun one day in a Walmart parking lot when I tried to put the key in, and pushed the cylinder right out...hadn't changed the lock cylinder on the passenger side yet either...

Also started work on relay for reverse/auxiliary lights, only need to run the main power wire back along frame, then that is done.

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Old 03-04-2018, 02:32 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Reverse relay done. One or two minor things I will tidy up (weatherpack connector at rear for a disconnect, and some actual harness clips rather then zipties.)

But now I have some decent auxiliary lights when I need them.

Ran the power wire to rear along passenger framerail-was much easier then trying to get behind the fuel tank.

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Did front shocks the other day, smoothed out this odd vibration I had around 30 mph and at 50 mph. The top bushing would move up and down half an inch, both steel bushing and bolt were severely worn. Sorry no pics.

Other then that, been going good, no real issues have popped up. Put on roughly 800 miles since tranny rebuild, speedo and odometer are very likely off with the bigger tires. Runs good.



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Let's see...ended up doing both sets of upper bushings, got a proper alignment, rotated tires, passenger front was starting to chop.

Thought I was still chasing an airleak(possible, as the drain valve on the coolant crossover started to leak visibly) but I had changed out the square Fuel filter and made a bracket to mount a 6.5 FFM(pics to follow)....well I went to bleed the filter, and it was taking forever to get fuel-I could hear the pump(jumping the relay), but nothing was coming...WTH... tried again, got just a little fuel, enough to dribble down the FFM. so I tightened the bleeder and tried to start the truck...took 3 tries and smoked like heck....

I drove it for a day, and when I went to use the T-drain, got nothing, and the truck started to stumble...plus the drain started to leak. I've tested the lift pump before, and its always passed, maybe marginally, but its always pushed fuel out in an acceptable amount. Could hear and feel the pump "working" when I got under the truck.

Well I replaced the pump, and fixed the t-drain...seems like an all new animal, priming the filter by jumping the relay took 5 seconds, I had replaced the clear line on IP return with another line as well. The truck fired right up, no hesitation, NO smoke. I don't have Fuel Pressure gauges in any of my 2 trucks, but this really makes me want to get one. I'm betting the old pump barely could keep pressure enough, and it was likely intermittent as well, which would really explain why it started easier with less smoke some days.
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FFM and bracket, so it mounts to the back of the intake like stock, there is no provision for the mounting bosses like turbo manifolds.
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Been a while, running good, a little white smoke and sputtering when first starting, but I think that's all the IP, something that will get changed out when I finally get some time and proper money to put the turbo on.

But one major change I just did was a new(to me) grille and changed from the single 5x7 headlights to the composite headlights. I do like the single headlights more, with the exception of the early GMC grilles, just something about them. I did not change out the emblem yet, my old one is in better shape, but I have a few things to check out first.

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And one more change, steel cowl hood. The hood came on a parts truck I picked up for free, the rear full float in the parts truck will eventually find its way into this truck as well. It also has two brand new GM certified replacement fenders that will eventually replace mine as well.



It feels like it gained 20 horses, and I haven't even started it!! Just kidding, figured since it was free and the paint I already had from a few other projects why not.

I also only spray bombed the hood, so it's not an exact color match, I intend to in the maybe distant future, repaint the whole truck, some of the paint is faded, some just doesn't even match.

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P.S. Rustoleum International Harvester Red is a darker red then Krylon International Harvester Red. I tested a few spare cans, the Rustoleum matched pretty good, but I also had two cans of the Krylon. I finished with the Krylon , so it is a much lighter red.....I was not expecting that.

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